Hello lovelies and welcome to the Smeared Ink New Release Blog hop. Today my awesome friends (including myself) from the Smeared and Smudged DT along with the owners of Smeared Ink Terra and Tori are hosting a blog hop to showcase their new releases. They have 3 new sets starting today that are totally awesome. The first is The Symbology of Angels which is the set from which the image we are showcasing for you today comes from!
The Second set to be released is Teen Style Sayings! I think it is totally RAD!!!
The Third set we being released is called Teen Style Backgrounds. Totally love this one too as it fits right in with my teen and pre teen!
The image we are showing today is called Praise from the Symbology of Angels set. I fell in love with him when Terra and Tori show the sets to us! I knew what I wanted to do with him right away! I wanted him to be a "Fallen" Angel.
The first thing I did was take white cardstock from SU and wet it so that I could crinkle it to give the background some texture. While waiting for that to dry I placed the image on white cardstock and very lightly colored him in shades of gray. Then I tore the edges around him and mounted him on gray cardstock from SU as well and tore around that also, and repeated with one more layer of white. Now I have to admit I am not a very patient person when it comes to waiting soooooo I took my heating gun to the crinkled white paper to help it along. Once it was finished I used Time Holtz distress ink in Black Soot and rubbed it over the raised parts of the crinkled paper to give it some depth. Then tore and ripped holes in to the entire piece until it looked like I wanted, like broken glass. I mounted that piece onto black cardstock(SU) and then mounted my angel on top of that. I used liquid glue for this so that when it dried I would have "chunks of broken glass" all over the card. I used a crackle effect on the angle to make him "shattered". Simple, yet not. I hope you enjoy.
Now head on over and visit everyone elses blogs and see the many different ways to use this set!